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The Day the Sun Stood Still–Joshua’s Long Day–took place all over the World!

Ancient Patriarchs Disclaimer:
I found these two articles below interesting because of the recorded instances of several ‘long days’ in antiquity, but I do not necessarily agree with one opinion below that the long day of Joshua would have coincided with the report about a long day during the time of Emperor Yao, as the timing would be some 800 years off. Moses lived around 1450 BC and Joshua around 1400 BC, whereas Emperor Yao purportedly(?) lived around 2300-2200 BC. Thank you Kurt for this correction. I didn’t really proofread these re-posted articles as thoroughly as I should have.
It could be of course that the generally accepted Chinese chronology is off as the Egyptian chronology was, according to David Rohl, as corrected in his new Chronology, because some pharaos did not reign consecutively but at the same time in contemporary kingdoms.
The dating of the earliest Chinese may have similar problems, but not much more could be said about it, as most in academia firstly assume these kings to be at least legendary if not mythical, and secondly, it is an awfully long time ago and there is not really any ancient time-table like Manetho’s king list provided for Egypt.
We at Ancient Patriarchs however have no qualms to accept the earliest legendary patriarchs to be as real as later emperors and dynasties, but as far as dating..? No one REALLY knows exactly. as they are merely anyone’s educated guesses, where the earliest date is 1766 BC for the Shang dynasty.
Most Non-Darwinian historians of ancient chronology, place the Flood around 2400-2350 BC at the earliest, and the Division of the Earth around a hundred years later around 2300-2250, and the Tower of Babel around 2200 BC, which would coincide with generally postulated 2200 BC dating of Da Yu. Is that dating off then?
If Da Yu (Yu the great) lived around 2200-2100 BC, then Emperor Yao and his great grandfather Huang Di must have lived at least a hundred years before that around 2300 BC? That would leave little or no time from the 2400-2350 BC Flood for Chinese patriarchs Shen Nong Shi, Fuxi and Nüwa to have moved from Sumeria to the Yellow River! – We at AP consider Nüwa to represent Noah: (see our article on that)
Shen Nong Shi was reported to be born 7-10 generations before Huang Di, who was in fact his friend and pupil, which could be easily explained by a longevity of Shen Nong, as all post Flood survivors and their first generations lived several hundreds of years. Noah 950, Shem 600, Mizraim 700, etc. until it started tapering of by Abram’s time.
Shen Nong may either have been Shem or SIN himself – acc. to our theory that the Chinese are indeed the descendants of Sin, son of Canaan. “Sin the farmer” instead of the sense of “Divine Farmer”, Shen! Sin (and his Sinites) is the only one who disappeared from the Middle Eastern scene without  documented trace.
To be continued at a later date.
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The Day the Sun Stood Still–Joshua’s Long Day

“Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
“And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel….”  Book of Joshua 10


JoshuSunStillOne of the evidences for the historicity of the long day recorded in Joshua 10:13 and reiterated in Habakkuk 3:11 lies in the large body of traditions from many parts of the world according to which there was a long day (or night, or evening, depending upon the location) at about the same time that Joshua lived.

David Nelson dramatically informs us of this fact as follows: Chinese history speaks of Yao, their king, declaring that in his reign the sun stood so long above the horizon that it was feared the world would have been set on fire; and fixes the reign of Yao at a given date, which corresponds with the age of Joshua the son of Nun. . . .

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13 Natural Disasters of Ancient Times in Antiquity

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Great disasters have always taken place all throughout history causing huge loss of life. Most were natural disasters, although some were caused by human intervention or negligence, as today many floods and landslides are caused by over-cutting of forests high up in the mountains. It is a fact that in antiquity there was more and greater volcanic activity than before the 20th century, so earthquakes, floods and tsunamis were more frequent until then. Sad to say it appears that since the beginning of the last century earthquakes and tsunamis are on the rise again, as well as more human caused disasters caused by human intervention, like the recent earthquakes in Sichuan were caused by the construction of the Chinese huge and heavy Three Gorges Dam.

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